The British Academy has announced the second series of British Academy Debates, to be held in Autumn 2014 on immigration. These free public events will bring together leading academics from the humanities and social sciences to discuss the making of British identity, the politics of Britishness and immigration and the UK economy.
The British Academy Debates were launched in spring 2014 to encourage the public to discuss some of the most important challenges of our time, and show the role academic research plays in helping us understand and address them.
This series of debates is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust and will take place across the UK in Birmingham, Liverpool and London. Each debate will focus on a different aspect of immigration, with questions ranging from ‘What does it mean to be British?’ to ‘What is the cost and benefit of immigration to the UK?’ The events will take place in Liverpool, Birmingham and London from September to November.
Registration and more information about the British Academy Debates can be found online and via #bigdebates.
Those who cannot attend the debates in person can tweet questions for the panel in the lead-up to the events using @britac_news and #bigdebates.